Cluster Focus Trip Seattle & Silicon Valley | 19/05/2019 – 25/05/2019 | A cooperation between Advantage Austria, Internationalisation Centre Styria, Silicon Alps


Dear cooperation partners,

Mobile, urban lifestyles conquer the world. Silicon Valley, as the epitome of microelectronics and the megatrends of the future shows to what extent one of the biggest social trends will shape our  future lives in the areas of mobility, health, AI and Industry 4.0. Be there and visit with us the most important location of the IT and High-tech industry worldwide.

On this cluster trip, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know the ecosystems of Seattle and Silicon Valley in many of their facets. We will introduce you to a large number of potential partners who can support you with potential projects in the region. Many of you will also attend personal meetings or make new business contacts. Our programme is rounded off by visits to progressive organisations and top-class research institutions such as Apple and Stanford University, which embody the cutting-edge technological trends in the US. Furthermore, we get an insight into companies represented in Austria and the US that are successful in these regions. The startup scene and opportunities will also be looked at more closely in order to better understand and assess the success of the target regions of our trip.

I would be very pleased to personally welcome you on this trip!

Best regards,

Mag. Ruth Aigner BA


Event format

Multi-day delegation trip in cooperation of:

Program extract

Please find here some of the planned program highlights.

(Some visits still have to be confirmed or might be replaced due to participants profiles)

  • Apple Visitor Center
  • Boeing
  • Kodiac Robotics
  • Microsoft
  • Flex
  • LAM Research HQ
  • Intel
  • Tesla
  • Waymo
  • LinkedIn
  • Berkley University
  • Stanford University
  • Accelerators such as the Plug and Play Tech Center
  • Networking event with guests from politics and industry, US business contacts and authorities representatives, Austrians abroad

Additionally: one-to-one interviews with companies of your choice, if requested

Please take into consideration that most of the visits will be held in English.

Overview planned schedule

Remark: Please note, that the planned schedule may change slightly

Sunday 19.05.2019 Arrival Seattle, (optional sightseeing), welcome dinner, Hotel Seattle
Monday 20.05.2019 Program Seattle, Hotel Seattle
Tuesday 21.05.2019 Transfer San Jose, Programm in San Francisco/San Jose, networking evening, hotel San Jose
Wednesday 22.05.2019 Program in San Francisco/San Jose,  hotel San Jose
Thursday 23.05.2019 Program in San Francisco/San Jose,  hotel San Francisco
Friday 24.05.2019 Program in San Francisco, departure
Saturday 24.05.2019  Arrival in Graz

Please find more detailed information here.


Participation fees

  • Cluster cooperation partners EUR 4.300,-
  • Non-Cooperation partners EUR 4.600,-


Do you have any questions?

Silicon Alps Cluster GmbH
Contact: Mag. Ruth Aigner BA

T +43 664 88 22 62 54